Sep 5, 2010 11:00am EDT
address from the oval office used to be a huge news event, one that journalists would slice and dice and chew over for days. but barack obama's speech on iraq came and went after the usual partisan squabbling. did the media turn the page on this war long ago? >>> "time" magazine says obama is mr. unpopular that america is isla ma phobic, that israel doesn't care about peace. managing editor rick stengel will be here. >>> washington post sports writer mike wise puts a fake scoop on twitter and winds up with a month's suspension for the talk radio stunt. did he get off too easy? we'll ask him. >> plus, a new political website in texas has yet to make a dime. does this sort of journalism have a future? i'm howard kurtz and this is "reliable sources." >>> it was presidential obama's second formal address from the oval office about a bloody war that dominated american politics for years and left the media's reputation tarnished. the stage seemed set for a major international story. >> so tonight, i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. "operation iraqi freedom"
Sep 12, 2010 11:00am EDT
member and kill american soldiers. the u.s. miletitary is so upset about this that the game has been banned from being. sold on most u.s. army bases. the good news i is here's a situation in which america cou have a decisive victory over the taliban. too bad it's just a game. things to all of yo for being part of my program this week. i will see you next week. stay tuned for "reliable sources. >>> the magnifying power of the media is a powerful tool and can also be a dangerous weapon. how did one cookie pastor's plans to burn a bunch of korans beco an international sensation? why did journalists fan the flames of anti-muslim hatred by playing up the bizarre antics of terry jones? should he have been on every morning show. >>> the president meets the thpress -- he head do more of that, you know, but can't escape questions about the koran burning and more in manhattan. >>> and cnn and piers morgan. rves as a televised why on talent shows. how much do people know about his controversial tabloid past? we'll have a fullreport. >>> and david west resigns as president of abc news after cutt
Sep 19, 2010 11:00am EDT
party movement she represents? joining us now here in washington, craig crawford, columnist for "congressional quarterly." in new york john avlon, senior political columnist for the daily beast and a cnn contributor. and in san francisco debra saunders, columnist for the "san francisco chronicle" who also blogs at token conservative. john avlon, christine o'donnell has a checkered history no, question about that, but is the press piling on now? >> no. i think they're doing their due diligence after the fact, though. and that's part of the problem. a lot of conservative magazines, "weekly standard, "reason," "even "national review" tried in the late innings of this primary campaign to start raising very legitimate questions about her fitness for office, her qualifications, her honesty. that's what we're supposed to do, is hold political figures accountable and to try to be the honest brokers here. the problem is it came very late and now it's all happening after the fact. she has the nomination. and of course the gop's very nervous about what that means. and the fact that she
Sep 29, 2010 7:00pm EDT
much frustration among democrats outside of washington that we had a big election in 2006 that gave us control of congress, those democrats would say then we elected this president in 2008. why can't they do what we elected them to do? >> i mean this is a very important question. in fact, the one thing they did do today, james droga 9/11 act which will help firefighters, emergency workers, cops. james died in 2006. first police officer to have his illnesses tied to the toxic plume at 9/11. it's astounding that it took this long to pass, with all of the people who are suffering here in new york. and yet it was done almost entirely on partisan lines. the republicans didn't vote for the firefighters or the cop, the emergency workers, about, what, 15 of them. this is what it's come to. it is frightening. so much needs to be done to care for the people and every which way. and it's not happening right now. >> erik, wasn't you to come into the conversation, i want you to come into the conversation. first, john paboehner, the hous republican leader. he couldn't contain his outrage over the fa